CAT Mock Test 2020
CAT Mock Test 2020 - Indian Institute of Management Indore will release the official mock test of CAT 2020 in online mode on October 16. Students aspiring to appear for CAT 2020 can give the CAT 2020 mock test on or after October 16, 2020 on the official website. Creating no barrier between your preparations, Careers360 brings to you the online mock test series for CAT 2020 in the article below. IIM Indore will also provide a separate mock test for candidates who have low vision. The objective of providing CAT mock test 2020 is to help the candidates familiarise themselves with the navigation process as well as other aspects of the Common Admission Test which will be held in computer-based mode. While practicing the CAT 2020 mock test candidates will get to know what are the instructions that need to follow on the day of the exam as they answer the questions. Candidates will also get familiar with the marking scheme and also the sectional time limit. The official mock test of CAT is of three hours of duration. Within a week’s time after the mock test is released, the authorities will release the CAT admit card 2020. IIM Indore to be conduct CAT on November 29. Read the full article of CAT 2020 to know all the information related to mock test of CAT such as important dates, how to take the mock test, instructions to be followed, benefits etc.
Latest: CAT 2020 registration began from August 5. CAT 2020 to be conduct on November 29.
Important Dates related to CAT Mock Test 2020
Those who will appear for the IIM entrance exam, they must keep track of the important dates pertaining to the mock test of CAT. This will help the candidates to know when the CAT mock test 2020 will be released officially.
Important Dates for CAT 2020 Mock Test
CAT Mock Test Release date
October 16, 2020
November 29, 2020
Date for the issue of CAT Answer/Response sheet
First week of December 2020
Start and end date to challenge the answer key
First week of December 2020
Release of Final answer key of CAT 2020
Second week of December 2020
Announcement of CAT result 2020
Second week of January 2021
Sections and total number of Questions to be asked in CAT 2020
Going by the past three years trend, there are at least three sections from which questions will be asked in CAT 2020. These three sections are quantitative ability, verbal ability and reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning.
Sections and Number of Questions
Total number of questions
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Quick Links for CAT 2020
Steps to take CAT Mock Test 2020
Step 1 - Click on the official website link which is iimcat.ac.in
Step 2 - Click on the CAT 2020 mock test tab
Step 3 - A new page will open
Step 4 - Click On the sign in tab
Step 5 - Instructions page will be displayed
Step 6 - Other important instructions page will be displayed
Step 7 - Mock Test will begin
Step 8 - Know how to answer Non-MCQs
How to Take CAT 2020 Mock Test ?
In order to take the mock test candidates will have to follow the steps that are given below in detail as it will help them to easily understand the navigation process and how to answer the questions:
Step 1 - Visit the official website
Candidates will get to know about the availability of the CAT mock test 2020 on the official website which is iimcat.ac.in.
Step 2 - Click on the tab of CAT mock test
Candidates will have to click on the mock test tab and a new page will appear which will have the following information.
Name of the candidate
Code of the System
Photograph of the candidate
Note: Candidates must get in touch with the invigilator on the day of the exam if the photograph and name displayed on the screen is not theirs.
While taking the CAT mock test 2020, candidates will have to click on the tab which states “Sign in” while on the day of the exam they will have to first mention the roll number, password and then click on sign in tab.
Step 3 - Instructions Page will be displayed on the screen
Once the candidates have clicked on the sign in tab then the general instructions page will be displayed on the screen It will indicate how the candidates will have to answer the questions in the CAT mock test 2020.
Candidates will get to know how many sections are there, and how much time will be allotted for each section. In the general sections, it is also mentioned in how much time will the PwD candidates finish CAT 2020.
Also candidates will get to know in the CAT mock test 2020 instructions page that they will have to answer multiple choice questions.
On the right hand side of the computer screen, candidates will get to see the colour scheme which will indicate the status of the questions answered.
While answering the questions in the mock test, candidates will not be allowed to move to another section till the time they have completed the first one.
Once the candidates have thoroughly read the instructions they will have to click on the next tab
Step 4 - Other Important Instructions page will be displayed
In the other important instructions, candidates will get to know the guidelines that they will have to follow while they answer the questions. Also they will have to mention the registration number and password only after the invigilator instructs them to do so.
Also candidates will get to know about the marking scheme of multiple choice questions and their answers will be updated on a regular basis.
Once the candidates have read all the instructions they have to check the box outside which is written that candidates have provided correct information.
Now click on the tab where it is written “ I am ready to begin”
Step 5 - Commencement of the Mock Test
Once the candidates have clicked on the tab “I am ready to begin” a new page will open which will have section wise questions. There will be a stopwatch on the top right hand corner of CAT mock test 2020 which will indicate how much time is left. Also candidates can learn how to use the on screen calculator that is available. It is essential that candidates learn how to use the on-screen calculator. Once the candidates have answered the question they will have to click on the tab which states” save and next”
Step 6 - Know how to answer Non-MCQs
Some of the important points which the candidates must keep in mind while answering the Non-MCQ questions is that they must read and understand the passage thoroughly and then choose the sequence. While answering such questions candidates will have to type their answers candidates will get the option to review it. However, candidates will get to review only the answers of a particular section only. There is no forward and going back. On answering all the questions in CAT 2020, candidates will have to click on the submit button.
On completion of three hours, candidates will get to know how many questions they have answered the total number of questions that are pending for review and those that have been left unanswered.
Important Features of CAT 2020 - On screen calculator and timer
The on screen calculator and the timer are an essential aspect of the CAT mock test 2020 as it well help the candidate familiarise themselves as to how to use it so that on the day of the exam they do not face any difficulty.
On Screen Calculator
With the help of the on-screen calculations, candidates will be able to make the necessary calculations. Candidates are not allowed to carry with them any electronic gadgets to the test centre of CAT, hence it is imperative for them to familiarise themselves with the usage of the onscreen calculator. This will ease their task as it has been observed in the past that the candidates who do not practice using the calculator, they face problems on the day of the exam.
On Screen Timer
The timer on the right hand side of the screen on the CAT 2020 mock test indicates the time that is left for the completion of the exam. Candidates will also get to know how much time is left for them to answer questions in each section.
Key Guidelines to Be Followed while answering questions in CAT Mock Test 2020?
There are certain important points which the candidates must keep in mind as they appear in the official CAT 2020 mock test.
How to answer the MCQs in the mock test?
First and foremost candidates will have to click on the question number that is visible on the palette and then choose the correct answer bubble by clicking on it.
If the candidates are confident that the answer selected by them is correct then in such a case they will have to click on “save and next” tab after which the next question will be displayed on the screen. However, if they are not very confident about the answer and want to reconsider the option chosen by them then in such a case they will have to click on the tab “Mark for Review & Next”. In case the candidate does not choose any option, then the answer to that question will not be saved.
How to make changes in the response given in the CAT mock test 2020?
If the candidate wants to make changes in the answer which he or she has chosen while taking the mock test of CAT, then in such a scenario they will have to deselect the answer which they had already chosen and click on the ‘Clear Response’ button on the pallete. After this they can choose another answer and then click on Save & Next’ or ‘Mark for Review & Next’ button.
How to navigate between the three sections of CAT 2020 mock test?
With an aim to acclimatize the candidates as to how to navigate between different sections on the day of the exam, candidates can take the official mock test of CAT. The mock test is devised on similar lines as the main test wherein the candidates have to answer questions from three sections which are verbal ability and reading comprehension, data interpretation & logical reasoning, and quantitative ability.
Sectional time limit to be kept in mind while appearing for CAT 2020
Candidates must remember that they can move to answering questions in another section once they have completed the present one. To answer each question in the CAT mock test 2020 and also on the day of the exam, they will have to do so in 60 minutes (for each section). Navigating between the three sections randomly will not be allowed.
CAT 2020 Mock Test for PwD candidates
The IIM Indore which will conduct the CAT exam will also release the CAT mock test 2020 for PwD candidates. The duration of the mock test for PwD candidates will be foyer hours which means they will be given 20 minutes more for each section to answer the questions.
Advantages of CAT Mock Test 2020
Apart from making the candidates familiar with the way they are supposed to answer questions on the day of the exam, how to navigate between the sections, there are some advantages of the mock test of CAT 2020 also.
CAT Mock Test 2020 will help to know exam pattern
Candidates will get to know about the exam pattern of CAT 2020 as they take the mock test. They will get to know what are the likely number of questions that could be asked in each section on the day of the exam. Also they would know the marking scheme, duration of the exam etc.
Help in the assessment of preparation for CAT 2020
While taking the CAT mock test 2020, candidates will be able to gauge their level of preparation. They will get an idea about their strong and weak areas, they will be able to identify their mistakes swiftly and also rectify them so that on the day of the exam they do not repeat the same.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Mock Test 2020
Question: When can we expect the official mock test of CAT 2020 to be released?
CAT 2020 mock test will be released by the Indian Institute of Management that will conduct the exam tentatively in the third week of October.
Question: How can one take the mock test of CAT 2020?
In order to appear for CAT mock test 2020, the Indian Institute of Management will release the CAT mock test 2020 probably in the third week of October. Candidates can practice the mock test of CAT 2020 by clicking on the official link.
Question: Is there any similarity between the CAT 2020 mock test and the real exam?
The aim to provide the mock test of CAT is to help the students get an idea about the different aspects of the entrance exam so that they are not at a loss on the day of the exam.
Question: What is the right time to start taking CAT mock tests?
While preparing for the CAT exam, one should start taking the mock tests only after they have completed the complete syllabus and are confident about their preparation. Ideally one should start taking mock tests at least three to four months before the exam and in the last two months before the exam, candidates must try to take as many mock tests as possible.
Question: Is it advisable to take mock tests which are provided by the coaching institutes?
One must take the CAT mock tests by a coaching institute which is relatively reliable. One should check the success ratio of the candidates who took mock tests from a particular institution and accordingly take mock tests from that institute.
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Questions related to CAT
I obtained my EWS certificate on 22nd Feb 2020. Will it considered be invalid after 31st Match 2020? I need to fill the CAT exam form, can I upload this certificate for registration? Please enlighten.
No, your EWS certificate won't be considered invalid.
Since you have obtained it on 22nd of February 2020 , you can definitely use it for CAT 2020.
It can be used even after 31st of August 2020.
You can upload the EWS certificate on the portal during the registration for CAT 2020.
All the best.
what is final year certificate proforma in cat? should we upload it while registering for cat exam or we should submit it after the exam only after getting the call?
The final year pro forma certificate is a kind of provisional certificate that your college will issue to you until the original certificate or degree comes.
The official website of CAT 2020 says pro firmaofCertificate to be obtained from the Principal, HoD, Registrar or Director certifying the applicant has obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PWD candidates) or equivalent based on latest available grades/marks on College/Institution's Letterhead.
This pro forma of certificate is needed only when you get a seat at any institute and you want to proceed for provisional admission.
Hope it helps :)
Im in final year 7th semester engineering now but my 6th sem result are not yet out so What should I write in graduation part of cat form? should I write my 5th sem marks?
Abhishek,according to the Registration guide manual available at: https://cdn.digialm.com//per/g01/pub/756/ASM/WebPortal/17/PDF/Registration_Guide_CAT_2020.pdf, you need to enter the aggregate of marks or percentage obtained for the semesters completed to date. Going by that, even if you are in your 7th semester now, because you only have results announced until your 5th semester, you should calculate the aggregate or percentage of marks scored until the 5th semester and mention them in the given column. But before that please make sure that you have selected "Yes" for the question, "Are you in the final year of your Bachelor's degree?" Only then will you be able to fill in these details. Because you are in your Final year, you also need a proforma obtained by your Principal or HOD. https://cdn.digialm.com//per/g01/pub/756/ASM/WebPortal/17/PDF/Final_Year_Certificate_2020.pdf This certificate is to enable you to appear for CAT 2020 as you haven't yet completed your Graduation but are in your Final year of Graduation.
What to fill in CAT caste number column
Saurabh, you haven't mentioned your Category. This serial/entry/certificate number in the CAT registration form is for OBC Category students. Please visit http://www.ncbc.nic.in/User_Pane... (http://www.ncbc.nic.in/User_Panel/CentralListStateView.aspx) Click on your State and search for your Caste using Ctrl+F. Under the entry column, see the number corresponding to your Caste and enter that in the CAT application form. For example, lets say your Category number is 20, then you have to mention 20 as your Caste number in the Column.
what are the benefits in writing cat?how much minimum mark is required to get scholarship in cat? blue print and syllabus of cat 2020
CAT is the entrance examination for admission to Post Graduate Management Courses to as many as 20 IIMs and almost 1000 participating Institutions. So if you write CAT, you can apply for these Institutions to study MBA. And there is no minimum marks per se. Scholarships are offered by the Institutions in which you get admission in.
CAT is an online examination of 3 hours duration.The questions in the exam will be of MCQ and TITA type totaling 100 questions. MCQ are multiple choice questions, for which candidates get multiple answer choices. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark. However Type in the Answer questions are exempted from Negative Marking.
CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.